Under the state’s new school funding system, districts will receive extra state education money for high-needs students, defined as children from low-income families, English learners and foster care youth. The new system is based on the premise that students with additional academic needs require additional resources.
Bay Area district saved some tutor positions at reduced hours after critics said eliminating the positions would hurt the neediest students.
Increasing the number of teachers of color in California classrooms is a top priority for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.
The school board voted on an amended version of the spending plan, which was updated after a complaint was brought against the district.
Pomona Unified is rethinking professional learning in light of California’s Local Control Funding Formula.
Teachers need more support to help struggling students rather than bans that reduce their ability to manage their classrooms.
New College Board tool to identify students who have overcome hardship gets some support among private colleges; public colleges are wary.
Promise Academy had a partnership with the Tech Museum; its fight with San Jose Unified mirrors conflicts statewide over charter schools.
The state needs to take a more active role in translating policy reform into academic achievement for its youth in care.
Current formula hurts children from low-income families in high-cost regions.
Former teacher recalls hopeful time half a century ago in a newly integrated middle-school classroom.
Students do better in school when they feel connected to what they are learning, teacher says.
Studies of the Math in Common project offer lessons for other districts and a warning: Steady progress takes a long-term commitment.
The ACT and SAT provide many valuable benefits to both students and schools, proponents say.
Fresno Unified and San Diego Unified case studies show how districts can effectively target resources.
One recent study found that among foster youth who enrolled in post-secondary education just 49.6 percent completed their first two semesters.